Gasparilla Island Grill
Editor’s Note: The lobster mac and cheese is no longer offered at Gasparilla Island Grill.
Thanks to Chantel B. for sending along these great photos and mini-reviews from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort’s Gasparilla Grill and Games!
Gasparilla Grill and Games overlooks the marina at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Open 24-hours (!!!), this quick-service restaurant makes a great late night stop when leaving the Magic Kingdom. Dinner items are served until 11:30 p.m., then late night snacks are available overnight.
Dining indoors can be a bit noisy since this space also functions as the arcade. For a view of Cinderella’s Castle (and a quieter atmosphere) in the distance, dine at an outdoor table.
You can check out our full review with more atmosphere pics here! But let’s take a look at Chantel’s reviews of some very popular Gasparilla dishes…
Lobster Macaroni & Cheese
If you’re not staying at the Grand Floridian, this dish is worth a trip to the resort! The Lobster meat was small, not chunked. And the gruyere cheese blend had a nice creamy texture.
Chicken Sandwich plus Mozzarella & Tomato Salad
Served on a wheat bun, this sandwich had a nice flavor (obviously marinated) and not dry! The salad was very good, dressed with an olive oil/herb dressing.
The Vegetarian Lasagna selection had a rich tomato sauce with the crunchy corners we like on lasagna! We would have liked a bit more cheese.
Shrimp Stir Fry
The surprise of the lunch! It really had a nice flavor with good sized shrimp. The tasty sweet/sour type sauce was above average, though I would ask for less if I ordered again (I am not a “drowning in sauce” type person).
The shrimp was served over a coconut rice, full of bell peppers, pineapple, and onions. Everyone at the table agreed it was the star of the meal.
German Chocolate Cupcake
This cupcake was slightly dry, but had a great chocolate flavor and the coconut/pecan icing was delish! We looked in the bakery case for this item, however finally found it in the refrigerated section. A good choice for your counter-service dessert option.
Thanks to Chantel and her group for sending over this awesome review and the great pics! I always wondered how that lobster mac and cheese was!
Let us know your experiences at Gasparilla Grill — anything you loved or could have done without?